Getting Cultured at the Coral Gables Museum

Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum

Every once in a while, I like to do fancy things.

You know, things like sip champagne while watching the sun set.
Smoke a cigar while listening to some Miles Davis.
And even…

Visit the Coral Gables Museum to get super duper cultured on local neighborhood history and take-in some bad-ass art.

The Coral Gables Museum

Located walking distance from mi casa (aka: my house), the Coral Gables Museum is the pawfect way to get in a proper dose of class & culture.

This 1939 Mediterranean Revival building, made of lovely coral stone, used to be a police & fire station way back when.

Today, not only is the the museum listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but it also houses some of the nicest art pieces around.




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Viva Cuba!!

The Exhibit

During my visit to the Coral Gables Museum, I was able to check out the Cuban Art in the 20th Century exhibit.

It featured works of over 100 Cuban artist making it one of the largest collections of Cuban art shown in the US. This seems like a pretty fitting place to have such fantastic art showcased seeing how South Florida holds the largest Cuban American population in the world. True Story.

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Oh, this? This is just me hanging out in the museum. Yup, I had it all to myself. It most definitely pays to be famous 😛
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Museum Appropriate Attire: a bow tie. Always.
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
A little Colonial Period Cuban art? Don’t mind if I do.
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Pawsonally though, I gravitate more towards Contemporary works of art.
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
I also think that I belong in a museum… I am a total work of art. A true masterpiece.

For The Kids

The Coral Gables Museum is a wonderland for kids!
Little ones can come let their imagination run free in their very own creative space. Reading, sketching, painting, creating…all in a vibrant colorful space.

Don’t tell anyone, but this was my favorite part of the museum. Kinda want to tell the human to paint our house red, yellow and blue.

Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Human, need to plan a trip to IKEA. Need this decor back at home!
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
…And we most definitely need a blue wall. Check out how good it makes me look
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
…and a blue mini stool. We need one of these at home as well. I find that the mini stool legs make my little legs appear longer than what they really are.
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
…and this yellow book shelf. Totally need this as well. But instead of books I would like to place all my toys in the cubbies. Hamilton Barkley, interior decorating master!
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Whatchu lookin’ at Willis?
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Hey, Coral Gables Museum: this map is missing all of the yellow fire hydrants I shower with pee-mails everyday. Chop, chop!
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
All this art and culture has got me exhausted. Quick paw break!

The Grounds

After exploring the museum, people (and pups) can head outside to the charming and romantic courtyard. Speckled with art, foliage and fauna, it is the ideal place to eat a snack, host an event or even just give those paws a rest after walking the grounds.

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Plumbing?
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Nope! Just art 🙂
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Those things behind me? Yeah, I totally left my mark on them….. but shhhh 🙂
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Enjoying the (very) warm Miami sun. That’s right folks…the sun shines here about 360 days a year. Best. City. Ever.
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
I’m thinking that this would be the pawfect spot to bring a fur-lady on a date. What do you think?
Hami In Miami Coral Gables Museum
Any fur-ladies want to volunteer to come with me to the Coral Gables Museum??




More 411

Admission into the museum is $7 but make sure to visit their website and read all the latest happenings as they are always chock-full of activities and special events. Music concerts, book signings, walking tours; they have it all!

Regarding dogs: the museum allows dogs on their terrace and courtyard but not inside the building (Me? I have this blog to thank for VIP access :P).

However, word on the street is that they are thinking about starting a #PetsOnThePlaza movement. This would include: agility courses, guest trainers, bathing stations, doggy swag bags & adoption events in partnership with local shelters to find forever homes for Miami’s loneliest pups.

Paws SUPER DUPER crossed that this comes to fruition!




4 responses to “Getting Cultured at the Coral Gables Museum”

  1. Great article!!! And you are awesome! I have to say I saw the “plumbing” and I think in a “pee-mail” like you said ..but then read that you chose the next sculpture…its ok too.
    Thank you for showing us the Coral Gable Museum!

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